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what would the max hp be on a 13 foot aluminum boat?? the plate is un read able.. i have a 25hp chryesler that i would like to use but would it be safe??

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it all depends on the boat in question. some are only rated 10HP max and some (like my Alumacraft FD) are rated to 40HP.

what brand is the boat?

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I have a 1988 14' jon boat and my max is 25H. May want to google your make/model and see what you can dig up.

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25 hp is a lot of motor for most boats 14' or less unless they are deep, heavy, and/or wide. Doesn't hurt to try, but don't try opening it up unless you have calm water and a good grip on the throttle.

Steve

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when the sticker goes out on this boat ill be gettting a 15 foot deep v crestliner from my dad "hope fully".. i just hate sieing that nice motor sit there on the wall.. it also sucks getting around with the 5 hp..

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25 will be fine. I had a 14' Lowe and it was rated for 35hp. A 35 would push that boat 40 mph! Yer gonna scoot if that 25 runs pretty good. You can kill youself 8 million ways in a boat by not using your head, a few hp wont push you over the line. Have fun

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Does going over the rated HP have any effect on insurance coverages? Yeah, I know, not full coverage on the boat or anything like that, but what about liability type of insurance?

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if you are going to run that motor on that boat, i would seriously put at least 100lbs of weight in the front of the boat, maybe more (closer to 150)... if you are by yourself in that boat, and you and your gas tank (and possibly a battery are all in the back of the boat assuming its a tiller), your weight distribution will be way off and it will only be a matter of time before you flip your boat. just my 2 cents from personal experiences

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15in transom? If so, you may want to prepare for some water coming over the back when coming off of plane unless you have a good amount of weight in the front.

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i gave it a try today and all igotta say is wow i couldnt go over 3/4 throttle before it feltlike the boat started to come outa the water "41 mph on gps" and there is really nothing to hang onto when you open it up

i hink ill just leave it off untill i can get the 15 footer...

and yes the water came over the back like 10 gallons!

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